Jon Tester makes the sensible argument for his legislation (the Tester amendment) that, in effect, a one size fits all approach in agriculture is unfair and counter-productive.
November 18, 2010 Mainstream media made a visit to Jonathan Bloom’s home recently to talk to him about America’s habits of wasting food. Bloom’s recently published book, American Wasteland, focuses on this subject – a subject that will certainly be talked about even more after seeing the CBS video. It was amazing to see how […]
November 16, 2010 The upcoming holidays, for many, is a time of preparing special, time-honored recipes. Many are family traditions to be passed down from generation to generation. This is one of those dishes that the Sylvester family, of Minnesota, does year after year: making lefse. What is a lefse? Simply put, it’s a “traditional […]
November 15, 2010 Continuing on the #meatlessmonday theme… If you’ve ever wondered how much of an impact is caused by our love of eating meat, watch this short documentary video by Inform. According to the film, it takes 7 pounds of grain and 2500 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of hamburger. Then there’s […]
The milk scandal that began in China in 2008 has served another ruling: Zhao Lianhai, the father of a toddler who became ill after drinking the milk containing the chemical melamine was sentenced yesterday to 2 1/2 years in prison for inciting social disorder.
November 10, 2010 Teenagers in Vancouver, BC, are growing their own urban farm at their high school, Windermere Secondary. To help build soil fertility for their 11 bed gardens and 320 square foot greenhouse, the school board won a grant to install a commercial compost system called an Earth Tub. The students ride their bikes […]
November 09, 2010 With an eye to educating youth about where their food comes from, Nourish has just released an 84 page Curriculum Guide (pdf). Using the Nourish DVD as a starting point, the guide helps you understand the story of food, the different types of food systems, how to analyze food ads, and much […]
November 08, 2010 An appropriate post for a Monday – for those of you who follow #meatlessmonday… Chef, journalist, and meat-eater Kim O’Donnel wrote The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook as one way to approach a healthier lifestyle, which also would also lead to less impact upon the environment. According to the review, there is a […]
November 14, 2010 Healthier for Domino’s maybe, but not for you – Domino’s increases the amount of cheese used on a pie by 40% and sales go up. Underlying the new campaign: Dairy Management – “…a marketing creation of the United States Department of Agriculture…”. Complete article via NYTimes.
February 28, 2010 It seems Temple Grandin is on her way to becoming a household name. Earlier this month she was featured in a bio-epic on HBO, which was written about on the New York Times. Her story of growing up as an autistic child and her accomplishments – one which involves humane treatment of […]